“The best films of (last) year”, in the Filmoteca

“The impossible” and “Blancanieves” can be seen up until the 5th of January

As is customary at the beginning of the year, the Filmoteca has programmed a carefully-chosen selection of the best films from the previous year based on a list drawn up by film critics from five specialist magazines. During the month of December, and until the end of the Christmas festivities, film goers have an opportunity to see films which, for commercial reasons, were omitted from the screenings of the best films of 2012.

So, following Looper, Monsieur Lazhar and Skyfall, the Christmas period will also feature screenings of two of the most successful Catalan co-productions from last year, namely The Impossible, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, and Blancanieves, by Pablo Berger.

The first of these, the most successful Catalan film ever, tells the true story of a family who were affected by the 2004 tsunami on the coast of Thailand. The Impossible, starring Naomi Watts, Ewen McGregor and Tom Hollander, can be seen in the Filmoteca on the 26th and 29th of December and the 3rd of January.

Blancanieves, on the other hand, was one of the more surprising films of last year. Made in black and white, this silent film stars Macarena García and Maribel Verdú and transports us to the world of early 20th century European film with a gothic reinterpretation of the famous tale by the brothers Grimm set in Andalusia.

The film will be shown on the same days as The Impossible and towards the end of January the series will tie in with the screenings of the best films of 2013.

Publication date: Monday, 23 December 2013
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